Journalists James Harding and Ben Macintyre of the UK ”Times” were about to leave the Dorchester Hotel in London on December 1st 2010 when an aide of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa came down hastily to the lobby and contacted them.
“President Rajapaksa wants to see you urgently. Can you come please?” asked the Presidential emissary.
Both journalists had just completed an hour long interview with the Sri Lankan President at his suite in the Hotel and taken their leave. Now they were being summoned again. [click to read in full ~ dbsjeyaraj.com]